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Old 20-03-2008, 18:38   #1
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[Rec] (Spain) DVD/BR

Sounds excellent from the review in this month's Total Film magazine and the online reviews I've read.

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A Spanish Blair Witch-style zombie movie that's actually scary and horrific. Bring it on!! From Jaume Balaguero, the director of the excellent Los sin Nombre.

Does anyone here know whether it's available on DVD anywhere?

Ratty? Ralphwiggum? captaineyecatch? I bet one of you has seen it! Tell us now!
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Old 20-03-2008, 18:51   #2
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Total film is the only mag i read so if they say its good im going to see it................ only i live in ireland and the chances of it getting a cinema relase are ethiopian slim.
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Kermode has been raving about this too.
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Old 20-03-2008, 19:02   #4
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Kermode has been raving about this too.
What did William Friedkin have to do with this film????
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I think Kermode used it to compare with Romero's latest Dead flick.

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A very good film, easily the best of the recent zombie flicks
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i watched "Darkness" when it first came out and i hated it...is "The Nameless" that good?
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A very good film, easily the best of the recent zombie flicks
ok...and.... how did you see it? Where can I get hold of it on DVD?
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i watched "Darkness" when it first came out and i hated it...is "The Nameless" that good?
I didn't like Darkness that much either. Thought Nameless was bloody brilliant though.
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ok...and.... how did you see it?
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Thought Nameless was bloody brilliant though.
Indeed. Fantastic film.
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No, been wanting to see this one through, as it looks promising. Los Sin Nombre is indeed a fine, fine film, and going by that [REC] should deliver the goods!

It's only a couple of weeks till release. Should be a good cinema experience..
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Old 20-03-2008, 22:19   #12
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The trailer was on before 10,000BC last night. Looked pretty good.
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[Rec] (Spain) DVD/BR



An official entry at the Venice International Film Festival and winner of the 2007 Goya Awards for Best Editing (Mejor Montaje)
David Gallart and Best New Actress (Mejor Actriz Revelación)
Manuela Velasco as well The Audience Jury Award at Fantasporto 2008 gore-thriller [Rec] is set to be released on DVD and BR on May 14th in Spain. Disc arrives English friendly, courtesy of Filmax Home Video.

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http://www.wildsideproject.com/site/rec/

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Zombies chomp on a reality TV crew and others in the strictly-by-the-numbers Spanish horror flick "REC," which plays like "Night of the Living Dead" meets "The Blair Witch Project." Co-helmers Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza, whose previous efforts also came from Spain's Filmax genre stable, rely entirely on the stale gimmick of filtering action through a video lens. Lazily scripted, without even a pretense of character development or psychological depth, it offers nothing new for genre fans and no reason for mainstream auds to bite. Pic should die a rapid death in Euro hardtops and find an afterlife in ancillary.

Perky TV reporter Angela (Manuela Velasco) and her unseen cameraman Pablo are taping fire department routine for reality series "When You're Asleep," when firemen Manu (Ferran Terraza) and Alex (David Vert) respond to a call about a woman locked in her apartment. Police are already on the scene.

Things turn supernatural after officers break down the door and the woman starts gnawing her would-be rescuers. Although told to shut off their camera, the intrepid reporters record it all on tape. Soon, the entire apartment building is locked down, with residents, reporters and rescuers are trapped inside.

Angela bides the time by interviewing pic's gallery of types. Among the supporting thesps, Carlos Vicente as a doctor and Carlos Lasarte as a vain gay man make the strongest impression.

As more characters fall victim to the flesh-eating disease, lots of running and shaky-cam shots ensue, with Angela narrating hysterically.

Since lensing and sound are meant to be from Pablo's p.o.v., the filmmakers forego such elements as a score or montage, elements that might have provided some much-needed suspense, tension and atmosphere. Tech package and effects are nothing special.

Camera (color), Pablo Rosso; editor, David Gallart; music, Carlos Ann; art director, Gemma Fauria; costume designer, Gloria Viguer Zabala; sound (Dolby Digital) Xavi Mas; assistant director, Fernando Izquierdo; casting, Cristina Campos. Reviewed at Venice Film Festival (Venice Nights), Aug. 29, 2007.
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I've been tring to find this for sale, but the Spanish stores I've tried don't seem to stock it.
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It has not been put up for pre-order yet. I believe that shortly you shall be able to see at: Fnac, VeoVeo, and DVDGO.

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Just read it's out in May in Spain - both Blu Ray and DVD.
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It's scheduled for a UK cinema release 11th April.
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It's really rather good and I'd wholeheartedly disasgree with the review above. True, there may be nothing new here but the pace is pitched perfectly with the first 30 minutes actually doing very well at fooling you into believing you are watching an unspectacular reality TV show. Once the proverbial turds hit the fan it's edge of your seat stuff and the final 10 minutes is actually one of the scariest scenes I have seen for a long time.
Definately worth a watch although maybe better suited to the small screen than your local multiplex?
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Old 26-03-2008, 17:11   #19
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I started a thread about this movie recently in the Modern movie section - perhaps a mod could merge the 2 threads?
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very good film
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